J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Annual Show & Sale of Rough Fell Rams, Saturday 15th October 2022

North West Auction were proud to host the annual show and sale of Rough Fell Breeding rams on behalf of the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association whom we thank for their continued support. The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by H Pigney and Son. The pre-sale judges where Aged Rams Tony Ellis, Shearling Rams Darren Douthwaite, Rams Lambs Tony Harrison and overall championship judged by Vic Guy, who we thank for their time and expertise. A special mention goes to Richard Simpson for judging the best mouth ram.

The sale commenced with aged rams with the first into the ring topping this section, Millriggs Damson which was awarded the first prize rosette in the show and went on to sell for 500gns from SW Huck, Ravestonedale. Not far behind at 400gns was a five-shear ram from S&W Dickinson, Tebay. All aged lambs forward averaged £280.
A keen interest was shown by potential buyers for well grown and bred ram lambs, the sale topped with lot twenty five a marvellous tup lamb sired by Longgills Enhance consigned by MJ&JD Handley, Sedbergh. Samuel Milburn was awarded the first prize ram lamb in the show, this much admired lamb was sired by High Lane Dazzler and went on to sell for 800gns. All tup lambs forward averaged £410.
The overall championship was awarded to the first prize large breeders shearling ram consigned by TLB & J Knowles, Selside with High Borrowbridge Felix. This much-admired powerful tup was sired by Black Horse Caramel and mother sired by Catholes Alarm with the dams breeding going back to the recording breaking High Cark Yankee and went onto sell for the top price of the day of 4500gns. The next call was 4200gns for High Cark Fabulous sired by Catholes Concorde which was consigned by I & J Mallinson, Selside selling to VR Guy. This was followed by High Cark Fred selling to 1400gns and High Cark Ford to 1400gns both from I & J Mallinson. At 3500gns was Catholes Flash sired by a home bred ram from MJ & JD Handley purchased by I & J Mallinson. The Capstick family of High Lane consigned a good run of tups with the tup from Ryan Capstick leading the way selling to 2900gns with High Lane Fez whom was sired by Lockbank Y2. This was followed by Brownber Finesse by Cathole Finesse selling to 2100gns and 2000gns with Brownber Fury by Catholes Destroyer from MP & A Capstick with others to 1600gns with Brownber Flame. The consignment from RA Steadman sold to a top of 2500gns with Ellergill Fred sired by High Cark Credit and Ellergill Frank to 1500gns. The consignment from NC & S Dodd saw the consignment sell to a top of 1900gns with Longgill Future sired by Holme Farm Champion and Longgill Fashion to 1800gns sired by High Cark Blizzard.

North West Auction look forward to hosting the annual show and sale of Rough Fell in-lamb females on Saturday 28th January.

Top Prices

Shearling Ram:

4500gns High Borrowbridge, 4200gns Borrow Bridge House, 3500gns Archers Hal, 2900gns High Lane, 2500gns Ellergill Farm, 2100gns High Lane.

Aged Ram:

500gns Dale View, 400gns High Woodend, 350gns Middleton Hall, 250gns High Borrowbridge, 200gns Barugh House, 180gns Rash Mill.

Ram Lamb:

1400gns Archers Hall, 800gns Spice Gill Farm, 220gns Galloper Park, 220gns Maryfell, 170gns Raisgill Hall, 120gns Galloper Park.

More Info

NWA J36 Rough Fell Show

Aged Ram- T Ellis
Shearling Rams- D Douthwaite
Ram Lambs- T Harrison
Overall Championship- V Guy
Best Mouth- R Simpson

Sponsored by H Pigney & Son

Class 1- Shearling Ram (Owner under 18 Years Old)
1st Lot 114 from T Moore with Birchwood Flirty Bertie sold for 500gns
2nd Lot 136 from F&L Hoggarth with Birkhaw Flair sold for 200gns
3rd Lot 115 from A Hodgson with Lambriggs Head Fidgit sold for 100gns

Class 2- Shearling Ram (Under 50 Sheep)
1st Lot 122 from JT Capstick with Galloper Park Ferocious sold for 600gns
2nd Lot 133 from K Milburn with High Roans Finnegan sold for 450gns
3rd Lot 69 from RA Steadman with Ellergill Frank sold for 1500gns
4th Lot 121 from RJ Capstick with High Lane Fez sold for 2900gns
5th Lot 132 from K Milburn with High Roans Firework sold for 2000gns
6th Lot 73 from RA Steadman from Ellergill Fast & Furious sold for 500gns

Class 3- Shearling Ram (Over 50 Sheep)
1st Lot 64 from TLB & J Knowles with High Borrowbridge Felix sold for 4500gns
2nd Lot 116 from MP&A Capstick with Brownber Fury sold for 2000gns
3rd Lot 75 from NC&S Dodd with Longgill Fashion sold for 1800gns
4th Lot 76 from NC&S Dodd with Longgill Future sold for 1900gns
5th Lot 92 from E&K Bland with Cotegill Fantastic sold for 400gns
6th Lot 138 from P&S Hoggarth with Birkhaw Flash sold for 150gns

Class 4- Aged Ram (Open)
1st Lot 1 from SW Huck with Millriggs Damson sold for 500gns
2nd Lot 3 from A&H Watson with High Wood End Casper sold for 350gns
3rd Lot 4 from WJ Dawson with Holme Clean sold for 180gns
4th Lot 13 from SJ&WEJ Dickinson with Catholes Express sold for 400gns
5th Lot 17 from SL Hoyles with Woodside Envoy
6th Lot 16 from J Hodgson with Lockbank D3

Class 5- Ram Lamb (Open)
1st Lot 32 from S Milburn sold for 800gns
2nd Lot 21 from J Hunter sold for 220gns
3rd Lot 22 from J Hunter sold for 120gns
4th Lot 28 from T Ellis
5th Lot 30 from FB Dunning & Son sold for 170gns
6th Lot 19 from Mrs PE Allen

Champion- Lot 64 from TLB&J Knowles with High Borrowbridge Felix sold for 4500gns
Reserve Champion- Lot 122 from JT Capstick with Galloper Park Ferocious sold for 600gns
Shearling Ram with Best Mouth- Lot 61 from A&H Watson with Middleton Hall Freddie sold for 550gns
Best Aged Ram (4 Shear & Over)- Lot 3 from A&H Watson with High Wood End Casper sold for 350gns

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